Jeanne Baxtresser

Biography

Noted for her "absolute perfection .. refined style...and a ravishing sonority" this remarkable flutist has held the position of principal flute with the New York Philharmonic for 15 years. She also continues to pursue a career as concert soloist, chamber player, recording artist, author, and teacher. At the age of 14, she made her professional debut with the Minnesota Orchestra. Baxtresser attended the Juilliard School of Music in New York, Read more where she studied with Julius Baker and graduated with honors. Thereafter, she was hired as principal flutist for the Montreal Symphony, and then went on to serve as solo flutist with the Toronto Symphony. At the invitation of director Zubin Mehta, she joined the New York Philharmonic. Baxtresser has performed more than 50 times as a soloist with that orchestra. She has served on the faculties of the Juilliard School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. She is the Vira I. Heinz professor of flute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and is a faculty member of the New England Conservatory in Boston. Baxtresser also conducts master classes worldwide. As an author, Baxtresser has published Orchestral Excerpts for Flute with Piano Accompaniment, Duet From Lakmé for two flutes and piano, and The Greatest Flute Duos From the Orchestral Literature. Her instructive recorded album Orchestral Excerpts for Flute contains a valuable spoken commentary. Read less
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  • 1.
    Adagio - Samuel Barber 100th Anniversary
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 87286 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Samuel Barber
    Performer:  Thomas Allen,  Roger Vignoles,  Judith LeClair,  Joseph Robinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin,  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Endellion String Quartet,  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Anglo-American Chamber Music Series - Copland
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 55405 Release Date: 10/22/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aaron Copland
    Performer:  Glenn Dicterow,  Charles Rex,  Rebecca Young,  Alan Stepansky  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
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    Chamber Music For Flute - Devienne, Copland, Etc/ Baxtresser
    Label: Cala Records   Catalog: 544 Release Date: 01/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Devienne,  Madeleine Dring,  Philippe Gaubert,  Samuel Barber  ... 
    Performer:  Jeanne Baxtresser,  Cynthia Phelps,  Joseph Robinson,  Pedja Muzijevic  ... 
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  • 4.
    Jeanne Baxtresser - A Collection Of My Favorites
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1114 Release Date: 10/24/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Béla Bartók,  Frédéric Chopin,  Friedrich Kuhlau  ... 
    Performer:  Jeanne Baxtresser
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  • 5.
    New York Legends - Jeanne Baxtresser, Principal Flute
    Label: Cala Records   Catalog: 512 Release Date: 03/11/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Walter Gieseking,  Frank Martin,  Otar Taktakishvili,  Philippe Gaubert  ... 
    Performer:  Jeanne Baxtresser,  Pedja Muzijevic,  Alan Stepansky,  Sarah Bullen
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    New York Legends - Cynthia Phelps, Principal Viola
    Label: Cala Records   Catalog: 510 Release Date: 11/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Stephen Paulus,  Paul Hindemith,  George Enescu  ... 
    Performer:  Cynthia Phelps,  Judith Gordon,  Jeanne Baxtresser
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  • 7.
    Orchestral Excerpts For Flute / Jeanne Baxtresser
    Label: Summit Records   Catalog: 159 Release Date: 04/09/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Igor Stravinsky,  Richard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Jeanne Baxtresser
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